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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of February 18, 2013.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
February 18, 2013


The sixth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2012-13 was held in the Main Building, Room 212, on Monday, February 18, 2013, at 2:15 p.m.


ATTENDANCE.

Present: Lawrence D. Abraham, Gayle J. Acton, Kamran S. Aghaie, Urton L. Anderson, Jacqueline L. Angel, William Beckner, Catherine Boone, William "Wills" Kerby Brown, Andrew McKinley Clark, Miles Lynn Crismon, Patrick J. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Diana M. DiNitto, Matthew S. Eastin, Zachary S. Elkins, Jeannie Farahnak, William L. Fisher, Oliver Freiberger, Alan W. Friedman, Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Beverly L. Hadaway, Patricia I. Hansen, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Martha F. Hilley, Coleman Hutchison, Kedra B. Ishop, Jody Jensen, Christine L. Julien, Susan R. Klein, Nancy P. Kwallek, Judith Langlois, Steven W. Leslie, Hunter C. March, Alberto A. Martinez, Blinda E. McClelland, Michael R. Morton, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Jon E. Olson, Yolanda C. Padilla, Anthony J. Petrosino, William C. Powers, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Michael John Austin Redding, Linda E. Reichl, Andrew M. Riggsby, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Cesar A Salgado, Juan M. Sanchez, Sonia T. Seeman, Marvin D. Shepherd, Clayton T. Shorkey, Daniel D. Sutherland, Emanuel Tutuc, Leslie J. Vaaler, Jo Lynn Westbrook, Lynn R. Wilkinson, Nina I. Zuna.

Absent: Byron P. Almen (excused), Seth R. Bank (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Simeon P. Bochev (excused), Keffrelyn D. Brown (excused), Joseph C. Carter (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Janet M. Davis (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Michael P. Domjan (excused), Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, Gregory L. Fenves, Thomas W. Gilligan, Mark A. Gooden (excused), Sue A. Greninger (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Linda A. Hicke, David M. Hillis (excused), Neville Hoad (excused), Hans Hofmann (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Manuel Justiz (excused), Thor Ericson Lund (excused), John H. McCall, Matthew S. McGlone, Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy (excused), Luisa Nardini (excused), David S. Onion, Gage E. Paine, Marc Pierce (excused), Ellen M. Rathje (excused), Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Jack L. Ritchie (excused), Ehud I. Ronn (excused), John J. Ruszkiewicz (excused), Victor B. Saenz (excused), Snehal A. Shingavi (excused), Henry Joel Simmons (excused), Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, David S. Stein (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Sharon L. Strover (excused), Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Gary A. Thomas, Gregory J. Vincent, Luis H. Zayas, Leo E. Zonn (excused).



Voting Members:
49
present,
28
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
10
present,
24
absent,
34
total.
Total Members
59
present,
52
absent,
111
total.


Due to a number of scheduling issues, the order of the agenda was slightly altered from the original.

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
A. Dialogue on Conflict of Interest.

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.
A. Student Experience in the Research University (SERU).
B. Proposed Q-Drop Policy in the General Information Catalog (D 10193-10194).
C. Proposal to Align Affiliated Studies Credit with Reciprocal Exchange Credit so that All UT-Approved Study Abroad Programs Have the Same Academic Characteristics (D 10188-10192).
D. Resolution Reaffirming the Ban of Firearms on Campus (D 10195).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. The next Faculty Council meeting is scheduled for March 18 in Main 212 at 2:15 p.m. Steve Mintz, executive director of The University of Texas System’s new Institute for Transformational Learning, is scheduled to speak at that meeting.
B. The nomination phase of the at-large General Faculty elections to the Faculty Council and to five standing committees begins February 18 and will run through March 8.
C. Joint Meeting with Texas A&M Faculty Senate and UT Austin's Faculty Council, February 25, UT Club; RSVP.
D. The final phase of the at-large General Faculty elections to the Faculty Council and to five standing committees beings March 25 and will run through April 5.
E. Breakfast with the president, March 28, 7-8:30 a.m., Main 212; RSVP.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.
President Powers arrived just as Chair Hilley was highlighting the announcements. See III. Communication with the President for his comments.

Chair Hilley congratulated the president on his day at the legislature and adjourned the meeting at 3:40 p.m.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 15, 2013.